is this always how i feel at the beginning of the new year? i don't remember.
right now, i adore my life.
it feels like i've reached a milestone of some kind. i survived a semester at byu -- barely. honestly, it wasn't the best. i didn't do as well as i could have, or should have. first semester for me was a LOT of playing, a little bit of working, a little bit of sleep, and a whole lot more playing.
over christmas break, i re-prioritized. sleep is, in fact, important. getting up early makes the whole day better! my homework is getting done. i actually love studying -- the things that i'm studying are so interesting this semester! my scripture reading is happening. my prayers are more sincere. i'm so much happier.
today, i read this blog post and realized that i feel exactly the same way.
some people ask me: but wait! you don't have a boyfriend. you don't have a lot of money. you don't have a car. you don't have a nice phone. how can you be so completely happy?
here's my newsflash for you: i don't need a lot of money. i don't need a car. i don't need a nice phone. i don't need a boyfriend. (i guess i do eventually. . . haha. the right one will come. right now, i'm totally okay with hanging out with the amazing friends that i've made.) happiness doesn't come from those things.
happiness comes from:
living life to the fullest. giving the Lord your all.
laughing at your mistakes. making changes where necessary.
and loving the people around you.